Politics Washington State Politics

Sen. Patty Kuderer speaks in Kirkland about the proposed state bank

Friday evening in Kirkland, State Senator Patty Kuderer spoke about the establishment of a state bank for Washington State. Last year, Governor Inslee signed a budget that included $480,000 to develop a proposal for the creation of a public cooperative bank. Professional bankers and economists are in the process of working out details of how the […]

Politics

Russigate Denial

On many left-wing blogs, such as OpEdNews, there’s a large group of Russiagate-deniers. I don’t know if they’re trolls or if they just hate the Dems, the Deep State, and the cold war. A friend, Lansing Scott says, “Yeah, I know several people like that. They believe that any talk about Russia is either to […]

Adam Smith Politics War

Resolution about US military spending, for Rep. Adam Smith

(See the statement below by Rep. Smith about this resolution.) (New, April 7, 2019: The Washington State Democratic Central Committee passed a slightly amended version of this resolution at the state party meeting in Pasco.  The THEREFORE clause is as follows: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, call on […]

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More fliers from neo-Nazi Patriot Front group

A friend reports that the white supremacist group Patriot Front dropped hateful propaganda in neighborhoods and on porches last night in Tacoma, Edmonds, West Seattle, and Bellevue. Nate Bowling has tweeted about this: https://twitter.com/nate_bowling/status/1081959317392093186 Someone else reported seeing them in Olympia. And someone reporting seeing them in Everett. A related group did similar drops in […]

Economic Justice Politics Taxation Washington State Politics

Balance our Tax Code

https://balanceourtaxcode.com/ has a petition to balance our unfair, regressive tax code. Washington’s tax code is upside down. Washington’s tax code is the most upside down in the nation. Powerful special interests have rigged the system so the rich get richer while working families pay more and more. In Washington, those making the least pay 18% […]

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Galloping towards the Apocalypse

Democrats and progressives have been celebrating their electoral gains in the House of Representatives and in local and state races. But Republicans will gain one or more seats in the U.S. Senate, and 85 year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg just had a bad fall and broke some ribs. If the Supreme Court rules that that Trump […]

Politics

Quickie: Scary piece: America’s Next Civil War

America’s Next Civil War American chaos is already oozing over the border: the trickle of refugees crossing after Trump’s election has swollen to a flood; a trade war is underway, with a US trade representative describing Canada as “a national security threat”; and the commander-in-chief of the most powerful military the world has ever known […]

Accountability Politics Uncategorized

The Logic of Lesser-of-two-evilism

Suppose you are being held hostage by deranged criminals who give you an ultimatum: tell them your bank pin number, social security number and other identifying information, or they’ll rape your wife and daughters and mutilate you. As a matter of principle, you oppose giving away your money to criminals — a clear evil. But […]